Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a potent form of testosterone that is made by 5α-reduction from testosterone. DHT has a 3 times higher affinity for the receptor than regular testosterone. It is required for male sexual development. However, aging men tend to have higher levels of DHT and may lead to problems such as hair loss and prostate dysfunction.
Additionally, men and women on testosterone therapy should always check their testosterone blood level to make sure that it stays within an optimal range. Remember, women with higher levels of DHT can also lose their hair.
Combining traditional treatments with nutritional supplements and natural topical solutions improves chances of inhibiting pattern hair loss or thinning.